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www.esnkenosha.org. Mission Statement. To strengthen the delivery of emergency services to meet basic needs for individuals and families in Kenosha County through coordinated planning, collaborative strategies, and public advocacy. What is poverty.

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Mission statement
Mission Statement

  • To strengthen the delivery of emergency services to meet basic needs for individuals and families in Kenosha County through coordinated planning, collaborative strategies, and public advocacy.


What is poverty
What is poverty

Poverty can be defined in many different ways, but the Federal poverty guidelines are intended to indicate the minimum resources families need for an adequate standard of living.

2013: $23,550 for a family of four

(annual income)


What is poverty1
What is poverty

Poverty Threshold:: Estimated by Census Bureau to report how many Americans are living in poverty.

City of Kenosha: 15.5%

Kenosha County: 11.6%

Wisconsin: 12.0%

US Census ACS 2007-2011, Table S1701




What can poverty mean
What can poverty mean?

  • Living with hunger and food insecurity

  • Homelessness

  • Victimization

  • Living in an unsafe environment

  • Lack of affordable healthcare

  • Living with poor health

  • Being unable to meet basic needs

  • Failing in school

  • Losing hope


The facts faces of kenosha county
The Facts & Faces of Kenosha County

Fact:

  • Kenosha County’s unemployment rate was 7.7% in May 2013 [1]


The Facts & Faces of Kenosha County

Fact:

  • 50.3% of single-parent families with small children are living in poverty. 3]

  • 20.5% of all children countywide are living in poverty. [4]

  • 376 homeless children and youth are attending school. [5]


What does food insecurity mean
What does food insecurity mean?

  • Households that are food insecure do not have enough food for an active, healthy life.

  • Households with low food security have uncertain access to food.

  • This means not having enough money to buy more food when food runs out, cutting back the size of meals due to lack of money, or having to skip meals altogether.

Source: UW- Extension


The Facts & Faces of Kenosha County

Fact:

  • 40,131 unduplicated Food Share recipients served by Kenosha County – CY 2012 (6)


The facts faces of kenosha county1
The Facts & Faces of Kenosha County

  • 2012

  • Individuals Served Monthly by Food Pantries

    •  4,635

  • Hot Meals Served

  •  55,650 (7)


The facts faces of kenosha county2
The Facts & Faces of Kenosha County

POINT–IN-TIME

A snapshot of homeless individuals and families in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and living on the street or turned away from services due to a lack of capacity in programming for a 24 hour period.

On one night in January of 2013

  • 190 total homeless individuals identified

  • 76 in emergency shelter

  • 96 in transitional housing

  • 18 unsheltered

  • 4 sought shelter but were refused [8]


The Facts & Faces of Kenosha County

Fact:

  • People utilized overnight shelter/sleeping facilities 21,905 times in 2012. [10]

  • 33,324 people receive medical assistance monthly. [11]


Growing need for shelter facilities
Growing Need for Shelter Facilities

  • Due to the growing need in the Shalom Center Emergency Family Shelter, an 8th room was added in December 2012.

  • Over 100 families remain on the Emergency Family Shelter’s wait list at any given time.


Housing resources
Housing Resources

  • KHDS Transitional Housing Programs provide supportive services and rental assistance to 38 units/apts. at any point in time. 

  • In 2012 112 people in 81 units/apartments received services. [9]


How does shares help
How does SHARES help?

Funded Priorities:

1. Food

Agencies:

  • First Step Services

  • Salvation Army

  • Shalom Center

  • Sharing Center

  • Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

  • Twin Lakes Area Food pantry


How does shares help1
How does SHARES help?

Funded Priorities:

2. Shelter

Agencies:

  • Shalom Center

  • Women & Children’s Horizons

    3. Rental Assistance

    Agencies

  • KHDS


How does esn help
How does ESN help?

  • Crisis

  • Transportation

  • Medical Care

  • Mental Health Services

  • Dental Care

  • Personal Care Items

  • Clothing

  • Pet Food Pantry

  • Food, including:

    Hot Meals

    Food Pantries

    FoodShare Benefits

    WIC

    Cupboard Bound

  • Shelter

  • Rental Assistance

  • Utility Assistance

  • Nutrition Education


Esn partner agencies
ESN Partner Agencies

  • AIDS Resource Center

  • American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin

  • Catholic Charities

  • City of Kenosha Housing Authority

  • CUSH (Congregations United to Serve Humanity)

  • ELCA Urban Outreach Center

  • First Step Services

  • Gateway Technical College: Service Learning

  • Goodwill Industries

  • Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse

  • Kenosha Community Health Center

  • Kenosha County Division of Health

  • Kenosha County Division of Workforce Development

  • Kenosha County UW-Extension

    Racine/Kenosha Nutrition Education Program

  • Kenosha Human Development Services

  • Kenosha Police Department

  • Kenosha Unified School-Homeless & Displaced Program


Esn partner agencies1
ESN Partner Agencies

  • Legal Action of Wisconsin

  • Lovell Federal Health Care Center – HUD-VASH Program

  • Prevention Services Network

  • Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

  • ResCare Workforce Services

  • Salvation Army

  • Shalom Center: Kenosha County Interfaith Human Concerns Network

  • Sharing Center, Inc

  • Strengthening Humanity Network

  • Twin Lakes Area Food Pantry

  • UMOS

  • United Way of Kenosha County

  • Women and Children’s Horizons



Questions?

www.esnkenosha.org


Contact information
Contact Information

  • www.esnkenosha.org

    • Byron Wright, Co-Chair

      • Executive Director, Kenosha Human Development Services

      • 262.657.7188

      • www.KHDS.org

    • Pam Halbach, Co-Chair

      • Kenosha Director / WIC Director

        Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

      • 262.657.0840 Ext. 215

      • www.rkcaa.org


Sources
Sources:

  • 1) US Census BureauSource U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building PermitsLast Revised: Thursday, 27-Jun-2013 14:34:36 EDT

  • [2) http://worknet.wisconsin.gov/worknet/dalaus.aspx?menuselection=da

  • [3] US Census Bureau, 2007-2011 American Community Survey

  • 4) WI Council Children & Families: Kenosha snapshot : http://www.wccf.org/pdf/county_snapshot_kenosha_update-10-2012.pdf

  • [5) EHCY Data: Homeless Student enrollment by Public School District (current as of 02/24/2013)

  • (6) Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, January 2013: FOODSHARE WI, Appendix I: Average monthly number of recipients by County, 2011

  • ]https://www.forwardhealth.wi.gov/WIPortal/portals/0/staticContent/Member/caseloads/481-caseload.htm

  • (7) KHDS, Shalom, WCH, July 2013

  • (8) KHDS, July 2013

  • (9) KHDS, July 2013

  • (10) Shalom Center, Kenosha Wisconsin

  • (11) https:/www.forwardhealth.wi.gov/WIPortal/portals/0/staticContent/Member/

    caseloads/481-caseload.htm

    Revised September 30, 2010; January 4, 2011, 7/2013


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